Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The Bishop Broncos basketball teamâ€™s record went to 6-2 with a 61-54 win over the visiting Mineral County Serpents Tuesday night.
The game wasnâ€™t as tight as the score reflects; Bishop was the stronger of the two teams from the tip-off. But, like the Lady Broncosâ€™ game, coach Ben Arcularius opted to give his bench varsity playing time and build up the depth of the Broncos squad in preparation for league action.
The Serpents got the tip-off but Andrea Musumeci swept in for the steal and Bishop was the first with points on the board.
Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos soccer team stayed perfect for the season with a 3-1 win over the Mammoth Lady Huskies at home last Friday.
â€śIt was a little bit one-sided,â€ť said co-coach Cathy McKinley. â€śWe really should have put more balls in the back of the net. But, we played hard as a team and, for the most part, kept our heads in the game.â€ť
Bishop/Mammoth soccer games are always lively and this one was no exception. McKinley was appreciative of the fact Bronco boosters were a â€śgreat positive crowd.â€ť
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles basketball teams got their first test against the Kern Valley Broncs last Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The Eagles pulled out a 60-56 win; the Lady Eagles fell, 58-21.
â€śWe were a little cold in the first half,â€ť said Eagles coach Scott Kemp. Kern led by 4 at the half, but the Eagles came back behind impressive offensive rebounds and put-backs by Brad Greene.
Kemp acknowledged that the Broncs have â€śa couple of good shooters who made some amazing baskets.â€ť But, when a team only has one shot at the basket, itâ€™s tough to win the game.
This yearâ€™s Bishop Lady Broncos basketball team will make its debut tonight in a home game against the Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles.
The basketball squad had a landmark year in 2012-13, going deep into the CIF playoffs before losing in the third round. The mental strength of the team was evident in Bishopâ€™s 51-50 win over Bishop Diego.
Scott Kemp is a happy man.
The Lone Pine basketball coach was probably described as â€śhappyâ€ť at this time last year. He had a troupe of freshmen, all more than 6 feet tall, a couple of juniors with speed and ability and the veteran senior Michael Cappello who went on to claim a Desert Mountain League MVP spot. The Golden Eagles went deep into CIF playoffs, finally falling in the quarterfinals to the eventual division champion, Rio Hondo Hares.
The Bishop Broncosâ€™ football first round CIF Central Section playoff game against the Chavez High School Titans will kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Delano. The game will be broadcast on KBOV FM radio.
The Bishop Lady Broncos ran head long into a pride of tenacious, skilled volleyball Cougars from McFarland High Tuesday night.
The game was the first round of the CIF Central Section volleyball playoffs; Bishop lost 3-2.
â€śIt was a great match. We were just out-played,â€ť was coach Linda Frigerioâ€™s simple explanation.
â€śThey were a good team,â€ť she said. â€śWe were well-matched but I think we had better skills. They (the Cougars) have grit and tenacity and an unconventional style of play.â€ť
Late last month, Augie Hess was at his second home, the Bishop Country Club golf course, hole 8 to be exact. He teed off and watched his golf ball veer to the left, then arc toward the flag. He and his buddies went to the green to finish out the hole. Hess assumed his ball had flown over the green; nobody could find it until someone suggested, â€śLook in the hole.â€ť There it was, nestled in the cup like a little poached egg.
In the final volleyball game of the High Desert League Thursday at home, Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos faced off against Rosamond with the league co-championship, shared with Frazier Mountain, on the line.
Seven players on Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos tennis team headed into the Central Valley for the CIF individual championships Friday, Nov. 1.
Of those seven, doubles partners Bronwyn Stephenson and Taylor Stoll advanced to the second round, a rarity for Bronco players.
â€śI have been attending individuals for quite a few years,â€ť said coach Patty Cummings, â€śand rarely does a team from Bishop ever make it to the second round. Itâ€™s quite an accomplishment for Taylor and Bronwyn and I am very proud of them.â€ť